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Reader's Pick Sew-Along: Finishing Up

Hey everyone! I'm not going to waste everyone's time with the last couple of steps, they are simple enough and I don't have any enlightening suggestions to share with you!

So put a hem in your dress, made the belt and any other last finishing touches!

I will be posting my finished dress as soon as my husband's hockey game is over, so he can take some photos!



When you are finished with your dress, please email me a photo of the finished product. I will post everyone's dress on the blog! You can also post it on Flickr, but I will not be counting any photos from Flickr into the drawing for the $50 gift certificate. Feel free to blog about it too! I will link your photo to your blog, if you have one.

To enter the random drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Fabric Mart, email me (Fabricmartblog (a) gmail.com) a photo of your finished garment by Wednesday, May 7th. I will post everyone's finished dresses, then at random select a winner. To be considered, your dress must have been made during the sew along.

So get moving if you are behind! And if you didn't have a moment to sew along with me, feel free to do so now! I'll post some photos tomorrow of my finished dress!

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  1. I've been sewing up a storm today now that our company has left. I'll be finished maybe tonight, certainly tomorrow and post pics and send the picture to you.

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  2. Looking forward to seeing it Angela! I'm hoping to finish mine in the next couple days, though I've got another big project this week as well. And I haven't managed to find a belt buckle that I like, anyone have a good online place with a nice selection?

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